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Significant trees adjacent to Red Hill nominated for protection

A member of the Hughes community has written to City Services minister, Chris Steel MLA seeking protection for 18 red gum trees located on Sections 57, 66 and 78. In his response dated 14 February 2019, Mr Steel stated:

“I am advised that Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) has received a nomination for the
registration of 18 red gum trees located on sections 57,66 and 78. These trees will be assessed and
included on the provisional tree register if they satisfy the required criteria.
With regard to the possibility of development in the surrounding area, particularly section 66, the
Conservator of Flora and Fauna has recommended that, given the quality of the woodland in
question, its connectivity with the larger woodland remnant in Red Hill and the potential impacts
posed by building on this block, the lease variation request be referred to the Commonwealth for
assessment under the Environment Protection ond Biodiversity Conservation Act. The Conservator
also determined that the proposal meets the requirements for lmpact Track assessment under the
ACT Planning ond Development Act 2007.